Academy Award Nominee Hailee Steinfeld has become a red carpet expert in less than a year. This talented child has not only performed flawlessly onscreen in the critically acclaimed western hit, “True Grit,” but on numerous red carpets as well – extremely tricky territory for a 13 year old girl with only one feature film under her holster. Hailee at the Academy Awards and later at the Vanity Fair after party, was a vision in a “one-of-a-kind” gown – Marchesa‘s pale ballet pink, crystal hand-embroidered tulle tea-length dress. Hailee recently told Parade Magazine : “Paper Moonwith Tatum O’Neal was one of the first [movies] that stood out to me. Her role in that was a bit of my inspiration for True Grit—she was so independent.” (Speaking of Steinfeld’s Oscar nominated role, I highly recommend “True Grit” for child actors over the age of 10 or so. It’s a shining example of young talent and a wonderful performance our kids can appreciate and aspire to.)
Also working red carpet magic at the Vanity Fair bash were teen star power couple Selena Gomez, 18 and Justin Bieber, 16. The pair wore color-coordinated Dolce & Gabbana; Selena in a slinky, red gown accented with gold Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry, Brian Atwood shoes and Judith Leiber clutch, and Justin in an age-appropriate black on black tux with black bow tie and a red pocket square.